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7.0 Body, interior

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Glove box-Ribs were added to the glovebox of the gpw in approx. aug of 1942.

7.0.1 Front floor

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7.0.1 Front floor

There is a staked-in D nut in each side of the front floor, these are intended to provide drainage for the front floor area. The drain nuts are threaded for a pipe plug which was probably slot headed. The D nuts are not welded to the floor.


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7.0.2 Fire extinguisher and bracket

7.0.2 Fire extinguisher and bracket

No documentation has appeared to date to indicate if Ford script fire extinguishers were ever used in GPWs. Until further information comes to light, Ford, General and Fyr-Fighter carbon tetrachloride pump-type extinguishers are considered to be correct.

Early-type fire extinguisher brackets had a single clip, later units used two clips.*

* Fire extinguisher bracket info by T.Sudds


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7.0.3 Fuel tank & tank well

7.0.3 Fuel tank & tank well

Fuel tanks used from start of production until approx. late September 42 used a small neck filler. This tank had part number FM-GPW-9002-A.

Fuel tanks built after September or early October had part number FM-GPW-9002-B. This tank had a large diameter cap with an extension and wire strainer that could be extended from inside the tank. This tank did not include an indentation on the right front side for PTO installation. With the change to the large cap style of tank, the drivers seat bottom pan was modified to include a larger cut-out.

The third type tank incorporated a fuel strainer assembly internally, in anticipation of the elimination of the firewall mounted filter. (GPWs were built with both filters installed for a time). These tanks were marked MDA 9002-C or OLACO in raised letters on the top surface, at the left-rear. This type tank incorporated the indentation for the PTO installation. Starting in early 1945, all tanks were marked OLACO.


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7.0.4 Front Seats

7.0.4 Front Seats

See section 5 for seat upholstery information.


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7.0.5 Rear wheel wells


7.0.6 Rear seat

7.0.6 Rear seat

The Rear seat should be F marked on the rear and bottom sheet metal panels. Sometime between October and December 1942, hardware was added to the underside of the seat to retain the tire pump. GPWs made before this period should not have a tire pump bracket.


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